Math 119 College Algebra Fall
2004

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**Instructor:** Dr. Karin Pringle

Office:
Ayres 230

Email: pringle@math.utk.edu

Web
page: http://www.math.utk.edu/~pringle

Office
Hours: M,W,F: 10:00-11:00 or by
appointment

**Classes: **HOS 110C, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:20-1:10 p.m.

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**Required Text:** *College Algebra *by
Lason/Hostetler, 6^{th} Edition, Houghton Mifflin

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**Online Software Package:** Students enrolled in Math
119 are required to use Eduspace—Houghton Mifflin’s Online Learning Tool. Eduspace is free with the purchase of a new
textbook or may be purchased separately.
The course code that you will need to register is: PRING-566B35508A4E34.

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**Calculator: **A graphing calculator is
not required but we will be using them frequently and will be very
helpful. I suggest a TI-83 plus or
TI-84. Any calculator with alphanumeric
capabilities, such as the TI-89, will not be allowed.

**Course Description: **Math 119 is a review of algebraic functions,
equations, and inequalities for students who satisfy the course prerequisites
for 123 or 125 but whose placement test scores indicated additional preparation
is necessary. The goal of Math 119 is to prepare students for Math 123 and/or
Math 125. Prerequisite: 2 years of
algebra and 1 year of geometry and either satisfactory placement test scores or
Math 100. Math 119 does not satisfy the
Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 3
credit hours.

**Course Requirements: **You are expected to attend
and participate in all class meetings. As part of the Eduspace package, you
will be taking on-line quizzes over each concept. In addition, each week 1 short in class quiz will be given over
sections previously covered. No late
quiz will be given. However, two of
your lowest scores on your quizzes will be dropped. Four midterm exams will be given tentatively Sept. 13, Oct. 6,
Nov. 1 and Nov 22. Early or late exams
will be given at the instructor’s discretion only if the student notifies the
instructor well in advance of a conflict.
The final exam is common to all sections, will be cumulative and made by
the course coordinator. You must take the final at the scheduled time which is
Friday, December 3, from 8:00-10:00 am.
Make-ups will be given only if you have a verifiable emergency. You should contact your instructor as soon
as possible if you miss the final exam.

**Math Tutorial Center: **The Math Tutorial Center
is in Ayres Hall room 322. It provides
free tutoring. Hours of operation are
posted at http://www.math.utk.edu/MTC/.

**Grades:** Grades will be determined using the percentages and grading scale
below. Points are earned by performance
on quiz, on-line quiz and test items. Your letter grade is a measure of your
mastery of course material and your fulfillment of course objectives.

Online
quizzes: 5%

In
class quizzes: 10%

Midterm
Exams: 15% each

Final
Exam: 25%

A:
90-100% B+: 87-89% B: 80-86% C+:
77-79% C: 70-76% D: 65-69%

F:
below 65%

**Withdrawal Dates:** August 27, last day to add or drop without a W.

September
28: last day to drop with a W.

November
9: last day to drop with a WF/WP.

**Students with Disabilities**: If you need course
adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability or if you have
emergency information to share, please contact the Office of Disability
Services at 191 Hoskins Library, 974-6087.

**Math 109: **Math
109 (Algebra Workshop) is a lab-based, guided tutorial for students who need
additional help (as determined by placement exams, assessment exams, or
classroom performance). Students
practice concepts and algebraic skills needed (but not necessarily taught) to
master the material covered in 119.
This one credit hour course meets at a time selected by the student
compatible with her/his schedule. Students should register for either section 59108 or 62118. Once registered, check the announcements at
online.utk.edu under Algebra Workshop for more information. Students in 119 can earn up to 10 points for
their work in 109. These points are
added to their lowest exam, excluding the final exam.

**Academic Honor Code**: All students are expected to read and abide by the University
Honor Statement. In mathematics
classes, violations of the honor statement include copying another person’s work
on any graded assignment or test, collaborating on a graded assignment without
the instructor’s approval, using unauthorized “cheat sheets” or technical dives
such as calculators, cell phones or computers for graded tests or assignments,
or other infractions listed in “** Hilltopics**”. These violations are serious offenses,
subject to disciplinary action that may include failure in a course and/or
dismissal from the University. The
instructor has full authority to suspend a student from his/her class, to
assign an “F” in an exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” in the
course. See “

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**The
Honor Statement:**

An
essential feature of the University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining
an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. As a student of the University, I pledge
that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in
academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and
integrity.

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**Classroom
Etiquette: **Please be considerate of the
instructor and those around you. Come
to class on time and for the entire period.
Either silence or turn off cell phones and beepers before you enter the
classroom. Do not talk to classmates at
inappropriate times. Refrain from reading newspapers or working on other
coursework during class.

**How to Succeed in Math 119:**

- Attend all class meetings and be on time.
- Participate in each class meeting by taking notes, listening
carefully, asking questions and offering input during class discussions.
- Plan to devote 2 hours of homework and studying for every hour spent
in class. Preferably, do a little every day so that you keep current with
the material.
- Read the textbook and study the example problems.
- Do all assigned homework in a timely manner. Check your answers and
your work.
- If you have a question or need more information, get help either by
coming to an office hour, emailing your instructor the specific question,
or going to the math tutorial center.
- Find a classmate to be your study partner.